Fighters should weigh in as they enter the cage.

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  1. Megalodon

    Megalodon Brown Belt

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    This is how you eliminate weight cutting. Fighters aren't going to cut weight if they have to literally weigh in moments before the fight without getting to re-hydrate. They will fight in the weight class that is within their natural weight.
     
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    That of regular checks wherein a fighter is allowed a 10lb swing either side of contracted bout weight when in camp.
     
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    They're still gonna cut weight, even minutes before weigh in.

    The UFC should employ One FC's weight cutting regulations imo. The UFC/USADA would also be happy with this I think.


    General Regulations & Policies Related To Athletes’ Weight

    1. Athletes must submit their current walking weight and daily training weight regularly. Athletes will input and track their daily weight online via a dedicated web portal.
    2. Athletes will be assigned to their weight class based on collated data and random weight checks. Athletes are not allowed to drop a weight class less than eight weeks out from an event.
    3. During fight week, weights are checked daily. Urine specific gravity will also be checked the day after arrival and three hours prior to the event. Athletes must be within their weight class and pass specific gravity hydration tests all week and up to three hours before the event. If an athlete falls outside the weight, or fails a test, they are disqualified from the event. Doctors may request additional testing at their discretion.
    4. Catchweight bouts are allowed. However, the athlete with the higher weight will not be heavier than 105% of the lighter opponent’s weight.
    5. ONE will conduct random weight checks on athletes at its discretion.
    6. Athletes may petition to change weight classes outside of the eight-week competition zone and must be within their new desired weight at that time. In addition, athletes must pass a specific gravity urine test when their weight is within the limits of the newly petitioned weight class. ONE doctors can request additional testing to determine the amount of weight drop allowed over a specific time.
    7. The usage of IVs for the purpose of rehydration will not be allowed.
    Source: https://onefc.com/martial_arts/
     
  4. quantiqus

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    Ditch the whole divisions

    Openweight competition

    Mighty Mouse vs Ngannou
    Cody vs Rumble
    Cejudo vs Mark Hunt
     
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    Awesome, fights can get cancelled 2 minutes before the fight.
     
  7. Megalodon

    Megalodon Brown Belt

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    If someone's dumb enough to cut weight and fight without re-hydrating that's just natural selection imo.
     
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    no, they would be weighed daily for at least the week prior, and have large $$ penalties for missing weight which would go to the opponent
     
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    Mage Forthnutt Yellow Belt

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    Open weight, the words big rig dreams of
     
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    Or, we just leave things the way they’ve always been. Fighters have never once complained about how much weight their opponent cuts, as long as they make weight.
     
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    Subwrestling101 White Belt

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    Early morning weigh ins on the same day of the fight
     
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    Not this shit again
     
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    You obviously don't know jack about cutting weight.....
     
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    the current system is fine. Its the guys who cut too much weight or don't prepare for it the right way and don't diet the right way that are gonna have the problem. If you gotta cut 30 - 35 lbs then you are taking a risk.
     
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    I can definitely see some dumbass wrestler still cut the weight for the "size advantage" and get killed in the cage
     
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    I'm not on this boat with the whole weight cutting. If a fighter can make the weight and do well who cares. If it was that bad of a problem the fighter would be able to move up after failing in the weight class do to diminishing performances due to weight cut. Obviously Anthony Johnson is the perfect example of a fighter who finally realized the weight cut made him significantly worse
     
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    They wouldnt cut the 15-25lbs they would do with rehydration but they'd still cut the 3lbs-7lbs, Ive seen it done. 3lbs is a damn shit to some people, but then again you'd know more than me with your professional experience.
     
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    Just Hydration test like One FC in addition to weigh ins

    “We don’t use the term weight cutting because there is no cutting,” ONE Championship Vice President Rich Franklin toldMMAmania.com. “We’ve developed a system of how we want our athletes to weigh in. The only way we can ensure they’ll actually compete at the weight they walk around at, is by hydration testing.”
    “We use an instrument to test the specific gravity of their urine, which tests how much solutes are in their urine,” he continued. “Obviously, the more [solutes] you have, the more dehydrated you are.”

    Fighters are tested multiple times for both weight and hydration during fight week. Failure to achieve adequate levels of hydration — or weight — will also result in additional, event-day testing.

    “We will not allow our athletes to compete dehydrated,” Franklin said. “But if they happen to be overweight, if they’re hydrated but maybe a half a pound over or something like that, we can negotiate a catchweight. We have parameters for that. They have to be at least 105 percent of their opponent’s weight.”

    Fighters competing at this Friday night’s combat sports event in Singapore were able to cruise through fight week without the rigors of cutting weight, according to the former UFC middleweight champion, which returns healthier athletes and ultimately, better performances.

    “That system keeps anybody from dropping a significant amount of weight and putting a significant amount of weight back on,” he said. “It’s really difficult to get the athletes to get rid of this whole mentality of cutting weight. It’s so ingrained in them to undo that, it’s really become quite problematic for our industry.”
     
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    You know the funniest part about this the company that doesn't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on drug testing has the most common sense policies
    And you know what this was never a issue in Japan.
     
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